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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wanna play KIIT Chess Cup, India and Albena Chess Cup, Bulgaria

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Hi everyone,

Calling all Bulgarian fans - The Albena Chess Open 2011 will take place from June 25 - July 3 in the Albena sea resort (near Varna, Bulgaria). It is a 9 round open Swiss tournament with time control 90 minutes for each player plus 30 seconds per move starting from the first move. Albena Chess Open has a prize fund of over 40 000 eur. The first prize in Albena is the impressive 8000 eur, but what is even better for the chess enthusiasts, there are 30 prizes ranging from 1000 to 100 eur for amateur chess players, and 16 prizes ranging from 500 to 100 eur for youngsters. The tournament is a FIDE rated open and is valid for international norms. You can check the official website at

On the other hand, if you're looking to play in India this May-June then check out the third KIIT Chess Cup international event in Bhubaneshwar, India from May 28 to June 6 wit a total prize fund of 31000 USD approx, the first prize being 4000 USD. You can drop an email to IM Sekhar Sahu, chief co-ordinator at

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